March archive

Media company to launch 15 new Django sites

March 29, 2006

This is huge news: The Scripps media company / newspaper chain is moving 15 of its news sites to use Django in the next year.

Scripps newspaper Web operations in Texas, New Mexico, California, Washington, Colorado, Tennessee, Indiana, Florida and South Carolina have licensed Ellington, the Django-powered content-management system created by World Online, the Kansas-based Web-development team that created Django in the first place.

Says Bob Benz, general manager of interactive media for Scripps newspapers: "It's going to give us a considerable competitive advantage."

Getting Django (and Python) onto so many more Real-World production sites is a huge win for the framework and the Python programming language. That list of Django-powered sites keeps growing and growing.

(Disclaimer: I helped create Ellington, but I no longer work for World Online and have no incentive to promote it, other than professional pride.)

Official Django logos

March 1, 2006

You can now download the "official" Django logo in formats for print and online use. Choose your poison (png, svg or eps) and be sure to check the usage guidelines and trademark policy before you spread the love.